Archive for ‘March, 2009’


Train-to-Drink Bar Bargain

Train-to-Drink Bar Bargain

Attention current or would-be Metro riders: To help inspire light-rail use and get us out of our cars, La Grande Orange (located inside Pasadena’s historic Del Mar Station) is offering $1 cocktails for Gold Line riders. Just bring in your ticket stub and your first cocktail, glass of wine, sangria or beer is just a […]

Poppy Season

Poppy Season

    We’ve hit spring and that means one thing to me: poppies! A friend visited this past weekend and I pointed out with pride those bright flowers. The California Poppy is clearly the best state flower ever. This Monday, April 6th, is officially California Poppy Day. I’ll have to come up with something fun to […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 03/31/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 03/31/09

Hardcover Fiction Long Fall, Walter Mosley Help, Kathryn Stockett Love Mercy, Earlene Fowler Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer Execution Dock, Anne Perry True Detectives, Jonathan Kellerman Right Mistakes, Walter Mosley Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese Honolulu, Alan Brennert Writing on my Forehead, Nafisa Haji  Hardcover Non-Fiction Mirror Effect, Drew Pinsky Act […]

Pasadena's Daily Photographer

Pasadena's Daily Photographer

Here at the new and improved Hometown Pasadena site, we’re showcasing our favorite area blogs. And one of our very favorites is Pasadena Daily Photo, which every single day delivers not only an engaging photograph shot somewhere in our fair town, but also smart writing by photographer/blogger Petrea Burchard. In her other life, Petrea is […]

Ragamala Music and Dance Theater

Ragamala Music and Dance Theater

  We can always count on Caltech to have fantastic events, and this dance show is no exception. Ragamala Music and Dance Theater is dedicated to preserving the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam while using it as a springboard for innovative choreography. The performance uses traditional as well as contemporary dance and will […]

Welcome to the "New" Hometown Pasadena

Welcome to the "New" Hometown Pasadena

Since we published the first edition of Hometown Pasadena in the fall of 2006, we’ve experimented with a few online platforms in the quest to find the one that best suited the personality, information, intelligence and, well, hometown-ness of the book. Today we launch the Third Time’s a Charm version of Hometown-Pasadena.com, and this time we […]

Jerry Stahl at Vroman's

Jerry Stahl at Vroman's

Local author Jerry Stahl, of Permanent Midnight fame, will be discussing and signing his most recent work, Pain Killers, tomorrow at Vroman’s. This time his work chronicles the story of an ex-cop and his ex-wife as they go under cover to find the true identity of an old inmate. Wednesday, April 1 7:00 p.m. Vroman’s […]

Maira Kalman's Latest

Maira Kalman's Latest

This has nothing directly to do with Pasadena, but everything to do with the ideals of life in a small town or small city — a small town like, say, Sierra Madre, or a small city like, say, Pasadena. And besides, all my friends in Pasadena adore Maira Kalman. So in case you missed her […]

Oak Knoll Walk

Oak Knoll Walk

Now that spring is rolling in, it’s time to pull out your walking shoes and hit the streets for a weekend walk. This is the first in a series of walks and hikes around the Pasadena area adapted from Hometown Pasadena — we’ll be posting one a weekend for the next couple of months. So the […]

The 52nd Annual Bonsai Show and Malachite Exhibit

The 52nd Annual Bonsai Show and Malachite Exhibit

Back behind the Zen Garden of the Huntington is the famous Bonsai collection. It’s beautiful and unique, made up of a dozen or so perfectly crafted bonsai. Want more? Come to the Annual Bonsai Show, put on by the California Bonsai Society. Awesome. Also appearing with the bonsai trees will be the Malachite Exhibit, organized […]

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